1099 words - 4 pagesHarper Lee use of symbolism is extent and throughout the major events inToKillaMockingbirdto show the details behind the events. A seven-year old girl, Scout, tells the story and symbols may not be as obvious to her as it would the reader. Lee uses the camellias, courage, and the mockingbird as important symbols in the book. Lee uses symbolism throughout the book making it overt and obvious.
The camellias are two different symbols in the book. Lee uses them for Jem and Mrs. Dubose. Jem’s action of cutting the heads off Mrs. Dubose’s camellias show that his is still young and rash, he acted out of anger which later changes throughout the book. After Mrs. Dubose dies, she left aVIEW DOCUMENT
1585 words - 6 pages world outside. Atticus does, indeed, represent ahero in this novel. He is rational and impartial, ina world that issenseless, emotional, and prejudice.Symbolism is, indeed, used extensively by Harper Lee in her timelessclassic, ToKillAMockingbird. The symbolism reveals the prejudice andnarrow-mindedness of the common citizens of Maycomb County, the fears theyhave, and all of the immoral things they do. It also reveals an attempt torid Maycomb of these feelings, by a hero figure, a model to the community -Atticus Finch, as well as his two children, who will surely follow in hisfootstepsVIEW DOCUMENT
642 words - 3 pagesSymbolisminToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee
The mockingbird is a major symbol in the book, ToKillAMockingbird, by Harper Lee. Harper Lee chose the mockingbird for both the title of her book and as a symbol in her book. I believe she selected it because the mockingbird is a creature that is loved by all for its singing and mocking, for which it gets its name, and how it never intends to harm anything or anybody. Atticus Finch says to Jem, ??but remember it?s a sin tokillamockingbird.? Whereupon Miss Maudie explains, ?Your father?s right, mockingbirds don?t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don?t? eat up people?s gardens, don?t nest in corncribs, they don?t doVIEW DOCUMENT
1082 words - 4 pagesHow are birds symbolized to the human mankind society? Eagles are a symbol of bravery and great strength. Parrots are a symbol of intelligence. What about mockingbirds? How do they treat and contribute to the human mankind? Mockingbirds symbolize those who are innocent, helpful, and caring but are punished and treated badly. It is a skin tokillamockingbird because they do not harm us in any way but sings wonderful songs to us. Some of the characters like Boo Arthur Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell symbolizes the mockingbirds in Maycomb. Boo Arthur Radley who is innocent is segregated from the outer world and dominated and injured by the evil. Tom Robinson who also is an innocentVIEW DOCUMENT
867 words - 3 pages was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed” (241). Although the trial appears fair on the surface, it shows racism that ultimately causes Tom’s demise, and the majority of Maycomb agrees with the outcome.
In summation, Harper Lee uses the symbol of amockingbirdto illustrate three different kinds of prejudice in “ToKillaMockingbird”. Scout, the narrator, capitulates to the pressure to act like a lady, illustrating sexism in the process. Boo Radley, a friendly man circulated by hideous rumors, demonstrates the theme of ostracism. Finally, Tom Robinson, an innocent man, faces his downfall due to the racism of Maycomb. All three of these characters are mockingbirds, for they hurt no one and are hurt in many ways. Through symbolism, Lee was able to illustrate a clearer picture of prejudice in her fictional town.
1098 words - 4 pagesSymbolisminToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee
Harper Lee has used symbolism rather extensively throughout the novel
and a great deal of it refers to the problems of racism in the South
during the early twentieth century. Symbolism can be traced in almost
every important episode or event which formulates the story line.
Right from the beginning Scout's character and her outlook towards the
behavior of the people in Maycomb county symbolizes a child's innate
curiosity towards life. It also portrays the untainted intelligence
which helps her see beyond what is apparent.
Scout's understanding of Walter Cunningham's poverty and his
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1136 words - 5 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>: Analysis of symbolism.ToKillaMockingbird is not just a simple story of growing up. This book contains metaphors and symbolism that greatly increase its literary value.MockingbirdThe most important symbol in this story is probably the mockingbird. The theme of the mockingbird is shown in the title and throughout the rest of the book. After Scout and Jem received air rifles for Christmas, their father Atticus said to them "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can him 'em, but remember it's a sin tokillamockingbirdVIEW DOCUMENT
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Harper Lee wrote the novel ToKillaMockingbirdin the mid-1950. The narrator, Scout, grows alongside her brother in Maycomb County, Alabama. Growing up ina time of extreme racism, they face many struggles dealing with discrimination. In the novel, their father, Atticus Finch, defends a black man who was falsely accused of raping a white woman. Lee grew up ina time where situations happened that were similar to those in the novel. She grew up ina small town that was much like Maycomb County. Like Jem and Scout, Lee’s father was also a Lawyer. In her novel, Harper Lee uses many examples of symbolism, themes, and motifs to tell the story of Scout growing up and learning life lessons inVIEW DOCUMENT
594 words - 2 pages Ewells and to see that even though <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Tom Robinsona> is black, he still deserves as good a chance as any, no matter what the verdict is bound to be. Even in their small-mindedness they hear Scout's opinion through her naivete and innocence and begin to see how unfair they are being. Their statements, thoughts and ideas begin to come back to them when they realize this sin of aiming at the harmless, beautiful mockingbird, who has never touched nor tried to hurt anyone in his life.Scout's innocence almost had a relation to the ignorance of the men aroundher. They were all unaware of what they were doing, yet believed fully in it.The happenings in this book, though it takes place in the South, have relevance to many situations, all over the world. There are many mockingbirds, many unjustly prosecuted innocents, and each aim taken, each stone thrown is as much a sin as the prosecution of Tom Robinson.VIEW DOCUMENT
901 words - 4 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda> is a novel written by Harper Lee. Harper Lee uses symbolismto portray some of the main themes and ideas inToKillaMockingbird. The novel's main ideas are negative effects of racial and social segregation and the attitudes and influence of society on people at the time of the novel. The symbol of a flower represents different female characters in the novel and show their attitude towards society, the influence that society has on them and how this shows racial and social segregation. This symbol is repeated throughout the novel to remindVIEW DOCUMENT
589 words - 2 pagesThere are many different "mockingbird" characters in Harper Lee's classic novel <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>. Early on in the novel, Atticus tells his children to "shoot all the blue jays that you want, but remember it's a sin tokillamockingbird" (Lee 103). He says this because mockingbirds are known to be harmless creatures that do nothing but sing joyously. Lee cleverly uses this mockingbird imagery to title her classic novel and to describe characters that are kind, innocent people and have done nothing wrong, but are destroyed by the society around them.The first "mockingbirdVIEW DOCUMENT
850 words - 3 pagesEssay On "ToKillAMockingbird' In her book ToKillAMockingbird, Harper Lee suggests that, in maturing, children must learn tolerance and respect for others.A person Jem and his sister Scout learn a few things from in the book is Mrs. Dubose. She is a morphine addict, which Scout and Jem don't know until Atticus tells them. When ever they want to go to town, they have to walk past her house and she always says mean things to them until one day Jem has enough of her and cuts all her flowers heads off. As a punishment, Atticus, his father, makes him read to her everyday, which keeps her busy, and she manages to get off the morphine. A few weeks later she dies and AtticusVIEW DOCUMENT
764 words - 3 pagesToKillaMockingbirdToKillaMockingbird, written by Harper Lee, portrays <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha> as a well-rounded character, respected by everyone in town. Atticus Finch is a fair person, a good parent and has a calm attitude. Atticus Finch is a father of two children, a lawyer, and a novel citizen. Atticus Finch is fair with everyone and he does not discriminate against people of different race. For example, when Scout wants to go to Calpurnia's house, who is the maid, Aunt Alexandra disapproves of this because Calpurnia is black, lives inaVIEW DOCUMENT
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The book I read this quarter was "ToKillaMockingbird" by Harper Lee. It falls beneath the fiction genre category. This book was recommended to me by many students which heightened my curiosity about it. The novel describes a young girl named Scout and her experiences living ina town where she believes everyone is accepting of others but in reality, judge them based on their past. The book heavily covers racism from a child's point of view and teaches an important lesson about the differences between appearance & reality and climbing into a person's skin before judging them.
The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the Great Depression Era (1933-1935). The story is narratedVIEW DOCUMENT
3344 words - 13 pagesCompare the presentation of the social and historical contexts in 'The Mill on the Floss' and '<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>' paying particular attention to the use of form, structure and language."Prejudice is the child of ignorance"'The Mill on the Floss' by George Eliot (1860) and 'ToKillaMockingbird' by Harper Lee (1960) provide the reader with a thorough understanding of how social and historical contexts are presented in two different eras. Eliot's novel is set in the Victorian period whereas Lee's is a depiction of a typical Southern American society inVIEW DOCUMENT
1303 words - 5 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>, by <a href="http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f682a68b-eb75-4993-bf8d-f246c36dda14.html" title="Harper Lee">Nelle Harper Leea>, was written in 1960. During the 1960's great movements towards equality and integration were taking place, there was great social injustice towards African-Americans. This was Lee's entire plot of the book he wanted to show how even when all evidence proofed a black man innocent when his word is faced the that of a white person or person of the privileged society, he will be found guilty. InToKillaMockingbird Lee wrote about a blackVIEW DOCUMENT
793 words - 3 pages“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not,” says Oprah Winfrey. Integrity is shown through unyielding support of ideals on morals, while being complete or deliberate. InToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee, there are several strong examples of integrity. The author inToKillaMockingbird illustrates integrity fully and completely through two characters that really stood out to me: Atticus and Mrs. Dubose.
InToKillaMockingbird, Atticus demonstrates the trait of integrity by the way he lives his life in Maycomb County. For example, when Atticus has just finished announcing to Scout that he has taken up a case for TomVIEW DOCUMENT
1691 words - 7 pages contact with the outside world, the same reason he is locked up inside his house. Jem and Scout realize this, and they loose their innocence as a result of their realization of the true nature of human beings in the world. Through these three points, it is proved that the world around them strips away the innocence of the children.
In conclusion, the society in which Scout and Jem live in, the racism that the children are exposed to, and their realization of the true world around them are all examples found in Harper Lee’s ToKillaMockingbird that denote the theme of childhood innocence must be inevitably taken away.
1150 words - 5 pagesAtticus Finch inToKillaMockingbird
Atticus Finch is a lawyer in the town of Maycomb In the novel ToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee, he is a father of two children, Jem and Scout Finch. He is a man of wise character and considerate soul. He knows his morals and tries to help his children grow up to be successful and happy. Throughout the novel, Atticus acts justly, loves tenderly, and walks humbly by the way he perceives the people in his life, how he succeeds in his job and treats his family.
Firstly, Atticus Finch acts justly, fairly, and always helps others who need it. One of his clients, Mr. Cunningham, pays Atticus in entailment. Scout asks her brother, Jem what the meaning ofVIEW DOCUMENT
620 words - 2 pagesIn life people make a lot of friends and sometimes they do not know why. Sometimes friendships and bonds with other people change the appearance of what that person can see. There is always someone new to meet who makes life easier. In Harper Lee's novel <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillA Mocking Birda> the symbolic mockingbird is personified in the characters of Tom Robinson and Arthur "Boo" Radley in the way that these characters enrich the lives of other people and require protection from those who seek to harm them. In Harper Lee's novel there is a story of two different mockingbirdsVIEW DOCUMENT
1015 words - 4 pagesIna town where racism is accepted and people are prejudice, one family stands up for what is right. ToKillaMockingbird is a story from the point of view of a little girl, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Jean Louise Fincha>, Scout, and about growing up in the racist town of Maycomb in the 1930's. Throughout the book, you see Scout and her brother, Jem, maturing and seeing what is going on around them. Their father, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha> is assigned to defend a black man and it shows his struggle for doing what isVIEW DOCUMENT
765 words - 3 pagesToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee
The story ToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee is set in 1932 in the middle of the Great Depression ina deep southern town called Maycomb, Alabama. In this time African Americans were segregated and looked down upon in America and especially in southern states like Alabama. In FDR’s 1932 inaugural address he stated that “We have nothing to fear but ourselves”. He said this because ina time of economical depression there was no hope. With no hope ina society things can start to fall apart and people go crazy. Harper Lee cleverly illustrates this.
African Americans and the poor were the most vulnerable in the Great Depression. Bob Ewell was a piece ofVIEW DOCUMENT
884 words - 4 pages<a name="_GoBack">a>Samuel Kantelberg Kantelberg 1ENG 1D1-10Mrs. McLaughlin2014-05-12Life Is UnfairAs one reads the novel "ToKillAMockingbird", one becomes aware of how unfairly certain characters are treated due to prejudice and ignorance in the town of <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba>. Through different circumstances, these characters experience the evil, offensive and hateful actions they truly do not deserve. For <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Mayella Ewella>, TomVIEW DOCUMENT
910 words - 4 pagesToKillaMockingbird, by <a href="http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f682a68b-eb75-4993-bf8d-f246c36dda14.html" title="Harper Lee">Harper Leea>, takes place in the 1930's in the calm atmosphere of the small southern town of Macomb, located in the red clay hills of Alabama. Miss Lee portrays her characters through the innocent eyes of a child named Scout. With the usage of this first-person narrative technique, the reader is able to clearly see the facts for himself and to gain an insight into the inequities and injustices running through the prejudice and discrimination surrounding the town.Lee builds to the major climax of the story by involving the characters in many smallerVIEW DOCUMENT
729 words - 3 pagesToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical fiction book. This book is about a family, the Finch's, who struggle with the hardships of life. The main spotlight of the book meanders around a court case consisting of a black man raping a white woman. This case shapes the whole stories and unfolds many of the problems within the book. Scout and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Jem Fincha> learn how life can be very cruel if you are "different" than the others. The setting is located in <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaVIEW DOCUMENT
841 words - 3 pagesIn order to appreciate <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillAMockingbirda> fully, we should be familiar with some of the background of its setting. The South in the colonial times grew into an area with large cotton plantations and small cities. Because of the necessity for cheap labour to pick and seed the cotton, Negro slavery took a strong hold there. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, there were over 500,000 slaves in this country, with by far the greatest number in the South. As time passed, plantation owners formed a landed aristocracy. The Negroes, though slaves, gained a measure of economicVIEW DOCUMENT
1240 words - 5 pagesAlthough the dedication of Mr. Finch in “ToKillaMockingbird”, even though it turned out against his favor due to an absence of evidence and a debauched court hearing. This court hearing makes readers question whether or not the justice system of that era was fair and in retrospect, a good question is whether or not our justice system today is fair and lawful. If you think that a false conviction was unfair, Tom is eventually killed for his false conviction under a faulty justice system. To me the sense of justice and fairness seems to be completely violated and bigoted.
Most people will agree that Lee’s book is much more complex than book critics may have suggested. The first questionVIEW DOCUMENT
558 words - 2 pages"<a href="http://musicbrainz.org/album/159875b7-da38-4d57-ad85-9d01f2455297.html" title="ToKillAMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>"� is one of the most famous novels written by Harper Lee. In this novel many different issues can be explored, from racism to growing up, to understanding others. "�ToKillaMockingbird"� is a story about a trial of Negro man ina small Southern town. The novel not only displays the racial tension ina small town and the effects it has on it's citizens, but it displays it through the eyes of a young innocent child "" Scout. "�ToKillaMockingbird"� can be read as the story ofVIEW DOCUMENT
727 words - 3 pagesIn the novel tokilla mocking bird by Harper Lee; there are multiple ways where courage is shown. Courage is defined by standing up for what you believe is right; Regardless of what other people say. A great example of courage is when Atticus decides that he is going to stand up for a innocent African American man; that was falsely accused of raping a white woman. Jem is another great example of a courageous character; especially when he was dared by dill to go and touch the Radley house. Scout is another courageous character; like when she was brave enough to run up to Atticus between all of the men at the jail house. In this novel ToKillaMockingbird Harper Lee make a great point aboutVIEW DOCUMENT
1207 words - 5 pages black mans word against a white man's word. Nobody was there to see it happen, so everybody is legible for a fair trial. The fourth case I wish to discuss is that people around the neighbourhood judge Dill as a bad kid because he moves from father to father. You can't judge a book by it's cover.This novel ToKillaMockingbird, by Harper Lee takes place ina Southern Alabama town called Maycomb. This is set in the depression era during the 1930's. The narrator of this novel is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Jean-Louise Fincha> (Scout) and she tells the audience about her family andVIEW DOCUMENT
890 words - 4 pagesWhether the injustice is mental, economical, or physical, the innocent person it effects, will always suffer. Harper Lee's <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillAMockingbirda> has more than an abundant supply of injustice present in novel. Miss Maudie says it best when she states that it's "a sin tokillamockingbird" (p.94). This statement reflects the following characters because they can all be considered mockingbirds, and since they were all harmed in some way they can all be considered as victims of injustice as well. The four characters that are involved in some kind of injustice are Tom Robinson, BooVIEW DOCUMENT
982 words - 4 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKilla Mocking Birda> In Harper Lee's rites-of-passage novel 'ToKilla Mocking Bird', the theme of prejudice and injustice is portrayed in many aspects of the narrative, and suggests that out-casts and misfits of society cannot escape the callous effects of discrimination in the conventional town of Maycomb. Through the protagonist's eyes Jean Louise Finch also known as Scout, we are shown the harsh and insensitive circumstances the victimized in Maycomb. Lee also gives us insight of hope and optimism through individuals who persevere for justice and equality. InVIEW DOCUMENT
844 words - 3 pagesMaturity and change comes with age. Whether the change is due to certain events, or simply because that person has grown up and been exposed to the real world. That maturity comes from learning life lessons. Learning what is right from wrong and being exposed to new things. In Harper Lee’s ToKillaMockingbird, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch goes from a young innocent five year old toa mature, understanding young woman.
In the beginning of ToKillaMockingbird, Scout was five years old and knew of no evils in the world. She was young and just wanted to play outside and read with her father Atticus. Scout knew of things from Atticus but she didn’t quite understand them. An example of this isVIEW DOCUMENT
825 words - 3 pagesIn “ToKillaMockingbird” chapter one, Scout uses the first person retrospective to create suspense.
“When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.”.
This quotation makes the reader consider the events leading up to the incident and how it actually happened. The use of the first person retrospective creates suspense as the narrator knows what the outcome of the book is going to be but the reader does not. Alternatively it could be a direct link between Jem and the Tom Robinson case and that Jem’s situation with Bob Ewell and Tom Robinson has left him with a permanent scar. Scout describes that Jem’s left arm “somewhat shorter than his right”. He sharesVIEW DOCUMENT
750 words - 3 pagesToKillaMockingbird
Tom Robinson is a fool. He is such, for the following reasons; Tom was committed of a crime against a white woman. Granted Tom is a black male and crimes of a black man toa white person especially a woman is the worst of the worst. Atticus Finch was appointed as Tom’s lawyer and raised some very good arguments, valid and showed some imperative facts. In fact did such a swell job that many men would find Tom not guilty. The verdict may have shocked not only Tom but most of the court room, however Tom’s action actions after that is why he is a fool.
Before I jump to such mild conclusions let me fill you in on some more information. Tom was accused of raping andVIEW DOCUMENT
1564 words - 6 pagesTrue role models are those who possess the qualities that we would want to have in the near future and those who interest us ina way that make us want to be a better person. They teach us more about ourselves and encourage us to make better choices. A role model is not just someone who is successful, but someone who has had similar experiences that we have had. In the novel ToKillAMockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus Finch is a true role model. Over the course of the novel, Atticus stands up for his beliefs, respects everyone despite who they are and behaves as a true father. Atticus is truly the ideal role model.
Even though the odds go against him, Atticus Finch bravelyVIEW DOCUMENT
1541 words - 6 pagesWhat defines a good parent? Who defines a good parenting style? Society, through parenting books and magazines, has discussed this at length, and there are obviously varied opinions. There are certain attributes that are generally used consistently to define a good parenting style. It is not discipline or respect, but the characteristics that stand out for a good parent are trust, love, listening and understanding. Love gives confidence and makes people what they want to be. In Harper Lee’s book “ToKillaMockingbird”, these key attributes are used to define the parenting style of Atticus, the father of the 2 children, Jem and Scout. I believe that the author has defined a good parentVIEW DOCUMENT
873 words - 3 pagesSteiner 1Drew SteinerMs. Peyton-CorbinEnglish Period G<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">TKAMa> Essay<a name="_GoBack">a> Morality is TimelessHarper Lee's ToKillaMockingbird highlights examples of heroism and courage ina small Alabama town plagued with racism and poverty. The novel focuses on the experiences of the Finch family which consists of Atticus, Jem, and Scout. Scout serves as the narrator of the book; her story is based on her recollections of the events leading up to, during, and after her father's defense of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rapingVIEW DOCUMENT
1235 words - 5 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillAMockingbirda> When people assume they do not acquire the correct information. When one assumes, they are making a judgement on something without all the knowledge of the item that they are making an assumption about. This often can be classified as a prejudice, but it can be many different types of prejudice. This type of "assuming prejudice" has been around for many years and sayings were developed about it. For example, things do not always appear to be what they really are, never ass/u/me because you will make an ass out of u (you) and me. In the book, ToVIEW DOCUMENT
578 words - 2 pages Prejudice has been present for many years in many countries. Almost everyone has been affected by prejudice either directly or indirectly. The definition of the word prejudice is the preconceived opinion of a person or thing. Almost every one has prejudged someone before meeting him or her or before getting to know them. There are many ways in which one is prejudged such as gender, age, race, religion, the way one dresses etc. In the novel ToKillaMockingbird the lesson the author portrait the most was prejudice in the town and how it can happen anywhere and at any time.
“To better understand a person you have to climb up inside their skin and walk around in it.” The quote stated byVIEW DOCUMENT
623 words - 2 pagesA Comparison between <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha> and Jack Finch Atticus Finch plays a very prominent role inToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee. This novel occurs during a time of great depression where money is scarce. Atticus is a lawyer who lives with his two children, Jeremy and Jean Louise, and his cook, Calpurnia, ina small, rural town called <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba>. He is a very optimistic man who has high morals and believes everyone is equal, although many seem to disagree. Atticus also shares manyVIEW DOCUMENT
1913 words - 8 pagesBy: Leslie Johnson What place did a southern woman and blacks have in the 1930's? There are stereotypes that have been around for years about both categories. In some views the southern woman is considered the backbone of the family while at other times she is looked upon as a frail being that men must protect from danger. Ideas of a southern woman inToKillAMockingbird are represented by wearing a big dress, attending tea parties, and gossiping with friends all day. Stereotypes about blacks inToKillAMockingbird are that they are uneducated poor people who are ina lower class than everyone else is. The truth, though, is that southern womanhood and the black race have receivedVIEW DOCUMENT
930 words - 4 pagesScout Finch: a change affects the way she feels and acts toward others and reforms her from a child toa girl with experience, wisdom, and etiquette beyond her eight years. In the novel, ToKillAMockingbird by Harper Lee, this young girl's self-centeredness dissipates through her observations and interactions with others in her childhood town of <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba>.At the novel's beginning, Scout Finch is your typical child: She whines and complains. Also, she is especially critical of others, including strangers. A man by the name of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wikiVIEW DOCUMENT
991 words - 4 pages 1. In Harper Lee’s novel ToKillaMockingbird, there is not one single theme that dominates the entire story. Although racial prejudice and fanaticism may be its central topic, there are other underlying themes that shape the novel to be a well-known classic in American literature. Aside from prejudice, the themes of loss of innocence and needing to walk in another’s shoes are seen in the life of little girl, Jean Louis Finch “Scout.” Prejudice is seen in the many of the main characters such as Bob and Mayella Ewell, Mr. Cunningham, and Lula. However the themes of walking in another’s shoes and loss of innocence are mainly represented in the second part of the novel by Scout. As ScoutVIEW DOCUMENT
859 words - 3 pagesPurity and Innocence to Knowledge of Nature All Children everywhere begin life innocent and without prejudice, Harper Lee effectively portrays this in the novel "<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>". In the beginning of the novel, Scout and Jem hold nothing but innocents, uncorrupted by our world of prejudice and racism. Their world is simple, sensible, a child's world, much like a Mockingbirds. However, by the end of the novel, their world has expanded to enclose the irrational nature of humans. Jem and Scout's feelings rapidly change from a series of events that shatter their innocence.VIEW DOCUMENT
1236 words - 5 pages"ToKillAMockingbird' was written by American author Harper Lee. It was the only book she ever wrote. There are three different themes in this book, tolerance, racial prejudice and childhood. It is the latter theme that I will discuss and give examples of the ways the author conveys the theme of childhood. The theme of the novel is conveyed by the author's use of plot, setting and characters. One other factor which played a major part in conveying the theme was the way the story was told. From the moment we read the first two or three paragraphs it is instantly recognisable that it is a child narrator looking back on her childhood but rememberingVIEW DOCUMENT
997 words - 4 pagesThe Effects of Racism inTo KillAMockingbird
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible”. Maya Angelou spoke this quote because she is an African-American woman who grew up with prejudice. She knows how it feels to be looked at or treated differently because of the color of her skin. In “ToKillAMockingbird” the author, Harper Lee, shows the effects of Racism in many ways throughout three years of her childhood journey in Maycomb county. When a black man in Maycomb is accused of rape, the town thinks he is guilty; there is no physical evidence that a rape ever occurred, but Tom is still sent to jail to wait for his trialVIEW DOCUMENT
599 words - 2 pagesSarah Heimberg3-7-20143rd/Davy<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">TKMa> EssaySignificance of BraveryFamous author Billy Graham had once stated, "When a brave man takes a stand; the spines of others are often stiffened." To put this in other words, Graham initially means when someone is brave their courageousness encourages others to take a stand as well. <a href="http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f682a68b-eb75-4993-bf8d-f246c36dda14.html" title="Harper Lee">Harper Leea> would most likely comply with Graham's thought. In her novel ToKillaMockingbird, Harper LeeVIEW DOCUMENT
1236 words - 5 pagesChildren look up to their elders for wisdom and advice. They rely on someone experienced and with authority for guidance on how to live their lives. However, sometimes the people who are accountable for youth mislead them; they may have good intentions, but are not mature enough to exemplify their values and morals, or they simply are ignorant. In the novel ToKillaMockingbird, Aunt Alexandra plays a negative role: she is a proper, southern lady with a strict code of behaviour and etiquette, but is too closed-minded and obstreperous to change her ways or view the world from others’ perspectives. Calpurnia takes on the position of a positive role model by disciplining the children in theVIEW DOCUMENT
985 words - 4 pages special to the children since she treats them like an equal making it easier for them to come talk to her. She is the person the children go to when they need clarification, advice, or an honest answer to the questions they have on their minds. A wise piece of advice Miss Maudie gave to Scout is “Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin tokillamockingbird” (Lee 64). This quote shows Miss Maudie’s outlook on life, and how she wants to help teach Scout and Jem to see what is most important in life.
Women had a strong moral codeVIEW DOCUMENT